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10-15-04

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Political commentator Ann Coulter to speak at Iowa State Oct. 29

AMES, Iowa -- Ann Coulter, syndicated columnist for Universal Press Syndicate, attorney, conservative commentator and legal affairs correspondent, will speak at Iowa State University's Stephens Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m.

Coulter's lecture, "How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)," is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Coulter is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, "Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism," "Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right," and "High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton." Her latest book is "How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)."

In addition, she is a frequent guest on many television shows, including "Hannity and Colmes," "Wolf Blitzer Reports," "At Large with Geraldo Rivera," "The O'Reilly Factor," "Good Morning America," and others.

After practicing law in private practice in New York, Coulter worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she handled crime and immigration issues for Sen. Spencer Abraham of Michigan. From there, she became a litigator with the Center for Individual Rights in Washington, D.C., a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual rights - particularly freedom of speech, civil rights and the free exercise of religion.

A Connecticut native, Coulter received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of The Michigan Law Review.

Coulter's lecture is part of the Institute on National Affairs series on politics and humor in America, and is cosponsored by the Committee on Lectures (funded by the Government of the Student Body) and the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, a conservative, Washington, D.C.-based institute. Each year, the Institute on National Affairs plans a series of lectures and events with a variety of perspectives on a topic of national interest.

Coulter was invited to speak by Iowa State students. Her appearance fee of $15,000 will be covered through student fees and underwriting support by the Luce Policy Institute. No public funds are being used to pay for Coulter's appearance.

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